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2018

Statement on closing of Kerem Shalom Crossing Statement on closing of Kerem Shalom Crossing
July 9, 2018. Israeli Prime Minister declared today that he has decided to immediately close Kerem Shalom Crossing in response to the burning kites being sent into Israel from Gaza. According to an announcement by the IDF Spokesperson, Gaza’s fishing zone will again be restricted to only six nautical miles off shore. Read More »

Israel blocks flotilla from Gaza Israel blocks flotilla from Gaza
May 29, 2018. The Israeli navy stopped the boat destined for Europe, carrying wounded people in need of medical treatment. Israel must stop regarding Gaza solely as a security issue and start recognizing its responsibility for allowing its residents to live life with dignity. Read More »

Rafah Crossing opened twice during April Rafah Crossing opened twice during April
May 2, 2018. Rafah Crossing was opened for three days last week for movement of people in both directions. Passengers who crossed to Egypt were forced to spend the night at the terminal due to a curfew imposed in Sinai. This was the second opening of the crossing in April. Read More »

Unnecessary loss of life
March 31, 2018. Gisha expresses grave concern that the lethal force used yesterday in the Gaza Strip could have been avoided had the rules of engagement been dictated by international law rather than a desire to quash protest. Read More »

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